How do medications treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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Medications such as insulin treat diabetes, the underlying cause of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, by managing blood glucose. Keeping your blood glucose within a target range will help prevent further nerve damage. Pain medications help treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy by relieving the severe nerve pain associated with this disorder. Several different types of pain medications are available, such as oral medication, patches, creams, and antidepressants. Talk to your doctor about the right treatment plan for you.

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